English version

a kick up the arse/backside/pants etc

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha kick up the arse/backside/pants etca kick up the arse/backside/pants etcinformalCRITICIZEPUNISH criticism or strong encouragement to make someone do something they should have done 🔊 What Phil needs is a good kick up the arse. kick
Examples from the Corpus
a kick up the arse/backside/pants etcThey like to see officialdom and the upper classes getting a kick up the backside.I think I just needed a kick up the backside.He was gormless, spoke in a funny nasal accent and looked as if he could do with a kick up the backside.
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